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Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Nov 20, 2016. 12 Replies


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Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on November 20, 2014 at 9:18pm
Happy Thanksgiving to you too !!

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
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VPMM of LCpl. Vincent
Comment by jbs mom on November 20, 2014 at 4:04pm

Wanted to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all the Marines and their families of the 1/23 Regiment!   Safe travels to you if you are heading out of town for the holiday! 

Comment by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM on November 19, 2013 at 5:24pm

I doubt he'll find any Reserve unit deploying.  3 1/2 years ago sound about right for the last of them to deploy.  There are very few Active Duty battalions that are even deployed to Afghanistan.  Even though we still have about 60,000 troops there, Marines are under 10,000 of them - the rest mostly Army and maybe some Air Force.

The other type of deployment that battalions do are on a MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit) - 3 ships for six months.  Only Active Duty Marines do that - to the best of my knowledge.

This is a really tough time to go from Reserve to Active unless you have an MOS that is really needed!  The Corps is currently decreasing their total from 202,000 Marines to 188,000.  It's even difficult for Marines to reenlist unless they have an MOS the Corps needs.  Things can always turn around - personally, I don't see it right now.

Comment by rockymtnmom on November 19, 2013 at 2:59pm

My son's unit had been deploying and had returned home the month before he joined them after ITB.  That was 3 1/2 years ago, and they haven't deployed since.  I agree, it's nice to have some chatter on our wall. 

Comment by jbs mom on November 19, 2013 at 1:56pm

look we have chatter going on!!! Yay!  Must admit I miss the conversations that take place over on the other boards but am glad to see there are others here that check in.  I didn't realize that the 23rd Marines included so many different units.   Have any of your Marines been deployed with their reserve unit?    My son is wishing he had gone active and wants to be active so bad, that he is trying to get moved to another rerserves unit that is deploying somewhere.  I'm thinking that won't happen since there really isn't much deployment going on right now. 

Comment by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM on November 19, 2013 at 7:53am

Thanks, SouthernMom!  Keri, our Marine board manager, sent me some links with good info about it, too.  What a great way to work up to OCS : ).  I'll send you the link that details the OCS info.

I was trying to figure out 92 days versus the one weekend a month/2wks in summer for a Reservist and how they fit together - lol.  Now I see he still does the 1 wkend a month/2wks in summer but needs 92 days free in summer for his MOS. 

So he'll be with the 23rd?   I see you live in LA - will he be with the 1/23 Bravo?  They're based in Bossier City, LA.

Comment by SouthernMom on November 18, 2013 at 10:54pm
May be 96?? Not really sure, Nanny and wolf had heard about it. All I know is he will be in the Reserve Program, go to college and at some point apply for OCS. After college go active, but he will go to college and report one weekend a month to his reserve unit. I'll see what I can find on it.
Comment by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM on November 18, 2013 at 9:29pm

92 day reserves??  I've never heard of that.  What does it mean?

Comment by SouthernMom on November 18, 2013 at 6:29pm
Hi, one of mine is going to do the 92 day reserves, so I'm not really sure if I'm in the right place or not. He will graduate MCT in December and come home to start college.
Comment by rockymtnmom on November 18, 2013 at 5:15pm

Hello jbs mom,


My son is in the 2/23 and there isn't much action on this page.  The 2/23 is in Utah, and we live in Colorado so I don't have much contact with the parents from his unit either.  I hope someone joins the page, because having friends who have children in the Corps is a great help. 



VPM of Matt


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